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Current Job Openings at Columbus Museum of Art

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Donor Engagement and Events Manager

Position Summary:
The Donor Engagement and Events Manager (DEEM) will be responsible for the planning and successful management of advancement department special projects, as outlined below. The DEEM will work with all Advancement staff, the Executive Director, Trustees, and volunteers to meet the financial targets of all annual fundraising events of the development department. Work includes developing, planning, and directing fundraising events and performing these duties with a high degree of independence, initiative, and judgment. DEEM is expected to coordinate and/or supervise personnel and budgets involved in the development and implementation of special projects. DEEM will be responsible for managing the Docent Alums, ArtNetwork, Friends of Jewish Art, and Contemporaries affinity groups, including their membership development and programming. The DEEM will also provide event production and program planning support for CMA Council and Loud & Proud.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Donor Events Management: The DEEM will be responsible for the overall project management of CMA’s three primary annual fundraising events: Art Celebration; Wonderball; and CMA Comes Alive. This will involve the management of development and other Museum staff and volunteers. These responsibilities include:
• Working with Deputy Director of Advancement in setting financial targets for all fundraising events.
• Ensuring that the events achieve financial targets.
• Managing, directing, and supervising members of the event steering committees on all fundraising events and activities including preparation, coordination, logistics, and follow-up for all event committee meetings.
• Acting as liaison between event steering committees and development and marketing staff.
• Working with senior development team to identify individual and corporate prospects.
• Planning all aspects of event sponsorships – prospect identification, patron ticket and sponsorship pricing and benefits, solicitation, pledge payments, post-event stewardship.
• Working with marketing staff to develop and implement marketing and public relations strategies to ensure maximum event publicity and ticket and sponsorship sales; production of event collateral (print and digital), including advertising, save-the-dates, invitations, programs, and donor recognition; correspondence schedule with guests leading up to the event.
• Managing all aspects of event logistics and execution, including event design/theme, menu and bar planning, entertainment, tablescapes and floral, guest seating, rentals, IT needs, coat check, guest takeaway gifts, valet parking.
• Planning, implementing, and coordinating all logistics for donor and membership events.
• Acting as liaison to contracted event planners.

Donor Engagement: The DEEM will be responsible for managing aspects of CMA’s volunteers and interest groups, including but not limited to the Docent Alums, ArtNetwork, Friends of Jewish Art, Contemporaries, CMA Council, and Loud & Proud interest groups. These responsibilities include:
• Creating and managing an annual plan and revenue/expense budget for each group.
• Managing all aspects of group memberships, including renewals and membership development.
• Planning and implementing the content and events that are part of each group’s program to keep members connected and involved.
• Acting as the liaison between members and the Museum staff for event planning, meetings, etc.
• Training and managing development office volunteers.

Other Duties include:
• In cooperation with other appropriate staff create and implement cultivation, stewardship, and recognition strategies and events.
• Provide staff support for development events.
• Support of development office fundraising activities including donor communications, maintaining donor records, and recognition lists.
• Work closely with other development staff to implement fundraising, cultivation, stewardship, and recognition events to achieve annual financial goals.
• Demonstrate professionalism and discretion in achieving goals and developing relationships internally and externally.
• Identify and recommend new and improved processes and procedures to improve levels of effectiveness and efficiency.
• Additional duties as assigned, evening and weekend hours as necessary.

Interested candidates may apply here


Sous Chef

Position Summary:
Second in the kitchen and catering hierarchy after the Executive Chef, the Sous Chef maintains full control of the kitchen in the absence of the Executive Chef and manages and coordinates all food service in conjunction with the Schokko Art Café and CMA Special Events Catering.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Establish the working schedule and organize the work in the kitchen so that everything works like a “well-oiled machine.” Maintain order and discipline in the kitchen during working hours.
• Oversee the daily operation of the kitchen, meeting all the requirements of excellent quality, freshness, and variety in a cost-effective manner.
• Assist the Executive Chef in all aspects of restaurant and events operations.
• Execute menus for catered events.
• Assist the Executive Chef in daily planning and costing of menus for Schokko Art Café.
• Train and oversee kitchen personnel as it relates to cleanliness and sanitation of all food preparation and storage areas, dining areas, and all kitchen equipment. Make sure the hygiene and food safety standards are met in all stages of food preparation, starting with the ingredients and ending with the finished dish which leaves the kitchen.
• Along with the Executive Chef and Special Events Sales & Operations, meet with clients as needed to customize menus and provide food tastings.
• Train, and supervise all kitchen personnel, including temporary personnel for catered events.
• Assist the Executive Chef in the requisition and purchase of supplies in compliance with the purchase order policy.
• Responsible for control of kitchen inventory, including purchase, storage, and monthly physical inventory.
• Work closely and communicate effectively with front-of-the-house staff to enhance customer service.
• Makes sure that the professional equipment is in good condition and signals any malfunction before it affects the staff or the clients.

Interested candidates may apply here


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